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Online shoppers might owe state use tax on cyber deals

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Department of Revenue is reminding Hoosiers who scored Cyber Monday deals that state tax must be paid for online purchases, even if the merchant doesn't charge it.

December 03, 2013 12:05 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Level playing field to aid brick-and-mortar stores

GUEST COMMENTARY: Level playing field to aid brick-and-mortar stores

Indiana House Bill No. 1007 passed the House 79-18 last week and moves to the Senate for consideration. On behalf of the CCIM National Legislative Affairs subcommittee, I ask our Senate leaders to pass this bill to help protect our local businesses that have invested in our state by creating…

February 10, 2013 12:00 am

Presents with a past: Secondhand items make first-rate gifts

Looks like Santa's got a new bag this holiday season. With spending money tight for so many people, second hand gifts are getting a strong second look.

December 07, 2011 12:00 am
Finding holiday spirit in brick-and-mortar stores

Finding holiday spirit in brick-and-mortar stores

The crowds, congestion and heavy bags are all unavoidable parts of the holiday experience if you do your shopping in the old-school, brick-and-mortar way. And they're part of the fun, too.

November 29, 2011 8:00 am
Finding holiday spirit in brick-and-mortar stores

Finding holiday spirit in brick-and-mortar stores

The crowds, congestion, heavy bags and "Jingle Bells" for the umpteenth time are all unavoidable parts of the holiday experience if you do your shopping in the old-school, brick-and-mortar way.

November 27, 2011 12:00 am

Online sales tax could go national

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois' online sales tax law soon may go national.

April 28, 2011 7:00 pm
A Unique Online Furniture Shopping Experience

A Unique Online Furniture Shopping Experience

StrataShops, based in Elkhart, Ind., operates multiple online stores featuring furniture for all tastes and budgets. Seven of the stores offer outdoor furniture - made of wicker, recycled polywood, teak, eucalyptus and other sustainable materials - and the company's newest store features mod…

March 27, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Online affiliates threaten to jump ship over 'Amazon tax'

SPRINGFIELD | Online affiliate marketers such as CouponCabin and Fat Wallet are threatening to move out of Illinois if Gov. Pat Quinn signs a measure requiring major online retailers to collect the state's 6.25 percent sales tax from customers.

March 04, 2011 11:45 pm

'Amazon Tax' could allay online sales

SPRINGFIELD | A potential new law is not clicking with Illinois online retailers.

January 09, 2011 12:00 am

Online purchases not tax-free

INDIANAPOLIS | Scored a great holiday shopping deal online? Don't forget to pay the tax.

December 02, 2010 12:00 am
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